Sodium polystyrene sulfonate

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Adult: As suspension in water or syrup or as sweetened paste: 15 g up to 4 times daily. Not to be taken with fruit juices that have high potassium content.
Child: Acute hyperkalaemia: 1 g/kg daily in divided doses. Maintenance: 500 mg/kg daily.

Adult: As enema (suspension): 30 g in 100 ml of 2% methylcellulose '450' and 100 ml of water, retained for at least 9 hr, if possible. Higher doses may be retained for a shorter period of time. Irrigate colon after retention to remove the resin.
Child: and neonates: Acute hyperkalaemia: 1 g/kg daily in divided doses. Maintenance: 500 mg/kg daily.
Oral admin to neonates; neonates with reduced gut motility; obstructive bowel disease. Hypokalaemia.
Special Precautions
Renal failure and conditions requiring a restricted sodium intake e.g. heart failure and severe hypertension. Rectal admin to neonates and children. Monitor for electrolyte disturbances and symptoms of hypokalaemia. Discontinue treatment if clinically significant constipation develops. Irrigate colon after admin of enema to ensure removal of resin. Pregnancy; lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, constipation, faecal impaction, diarrhoea; hypokalaemia; hypocalcaemia; sodium retention in patients with impaired renal function.
Overdosage may lead to signs and symptoms of hypokalaemia e.g. irritability, confusion, delayed thought processes, muscle weakness, hyporeflexia, which may progress to frank paralysis and/or apnea. Cardiac arrhythmias may occur. Appropriate measures include correcting serum electrolytes (potassium, calcium), and removing resin from the GI tract by laxatives or enemas.
Drug Interactions
Reduces absorption of thyroxine and lithium salts. Enhances adverse effects of cardiac glycosides. Potassium-lowering effect may be reduced when used with other cation-containing antacids.
Description: Sodium polysytrene sulfonate exchanges sodium ions for potassium ions and other cations in the GI tract before the resin is excreted in the faeces.
Onset: 2-24 hr.
Excretion: Exchanged resin eliminated in the faeces.
Store at 15-30°C.
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